“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” ~Gillian Anderson

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

New Church Calling

So on Sunday I recieved a new calling, I'm now the second counslor in the young women presidency. Before I was the secretary in young womens. It is a bitter sweet calling, the main reason for the change in the presidency is the fact that the first counselor is (before the change)battling breast cancer right now. Nini is only 28 years old, and has one of the worst cases of breast cancer you can get. Her and her family have moved to Utah to be closer to family and for her to recieve her treatments. They are planning on being gone a year for treatment. She will be greatly missed in the young womens, she brought so much insight to the group and she has such a powerfull testamony, she has taught me so much in the short amount of time I have known her. I am amazed by her strength, through all the nasty treatment she is going through she still has a smile on her face, and is still able to take care of her 4 small children. Nini is such an inspiration to me, and I am so grateful for our friendship. So like I was saying, we had to do some rearranging. I'm excited for this calling, I love working with the young women, they are so fun to watch and it is great when you can see growth in them. Now I just need to get more creative for my lessons on Sundays.

fUnNy NaMeS

Okay so I saw this on Emma's blog awhile ago and just thought it would be fun to do. Enjoy!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car):
Domino Camry
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie):
Udderely Chocolate Chip
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name):
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal):
Brown Spaniel
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born):
Frances Bournemouth
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first): Belsi
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink):
The White Smoothie
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers):
Ronald Donald
9. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names):
Lynne Lewis
10. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter):
Turner Tallahassee
11. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower).
Fall Tulip
12. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”): Strawberry Jamies
13. HIPPIE NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree):
Waffle Aspen
14. YOUR ROCK STAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour” and the year):
The Swimming Rainstorm Tour 1985

Sunday, October 21, 2007

My little helper....

Olivia loves to help do the dishes. Usaully she really doesn't get to help, because the first thing she grabs are the knives. It canget a little stressfull. The other day we couldn't keep her away, and I just thought theese pictures are just too cute. She sure is a good helper!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Who Are You?

:: M A R I A N N E ::

You are Marianne Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! You are impulsive, romantic, impatient, and perhaps a little to vocal in your honesty. You enjoy romantic poetry and novels, and play the pianoforte beautifully. To boot, your singing voice is captivating. You feel deeply, and love passionately.

I am Marianne Dashwood!

Take the Quiz here!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


So I know I haven't put any new picture up lately, so I thought I would do some from the last couple of weeks that I think are so cute enjoy. Olivia is now 17 months old, one more month and she can go to nursery. We are so excited for that momentous occasion. Damon started school last month and seems to really like it right now, which I am very grateful for. I am working about four days a week depending on the clients I might have. It has been really slow lately, but I keep on having faith that it will pick up. We are going to start some projects around the house, I'm pretty excited to get started. I'll post pictures of the makeover later.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Tagged by Nicole and Emma!

10 years ago I:
was 12 years old, I had probably just finished a summer of swimteam. My favorite thing to do in the summer. I had just entered the seventh grade and had gotten braces on in the summer. Uuggh, I hated braces, love my teeth now, but middle school is not something I like to remeber.

5 years ago I:
had just started my senior year of high school. Life was so much simpler, football games, movie parties, just hanging out with friends and not worrying about bills and what am I going to cook for dinner.

1 year ago I:
I was in Utah for parents weekend at BYU, I went with my parents to visit my sister Megan and my sister Emma flew in as a surprise. Damon was able to come to which was good for him cause he got to hang out with his brothers. Olivia was 5 months old, she was so little. Going to Utah was the longest she had ever been in the car, and she did pretty good, she was such a good baby, and is still a good little girl for the most part.

Yesterday I:
Livi and I just hung out around the house and attempted to clean the house and watched conference. Also I went through all my clothes and got rid of a ton, like 6 boxes worth. I've been in a crazy organizing stage, it is getting to cold to work outside so I have moved into the house.

5 snacks I enjoy:
chips and salsa, Udderly Chocolate Ice cream with bananas( i haven't always been a huge ice cream fan but I love this stuff), POPCORN-love it, any kind, cheesecakes(just my moms though, it is delecious), Kelly Barfuss breadrolls-yummy.

5 things I would do if I had $100 million:
Pay of our house, buy Damon a new truck and climbing gear, buy me a nice big family car(not sure what type). Fix up my house and expand it. Pay of all debt, pay of all of Damon's school. Invest it. Make college funds for all of our future kids and Livi. Get a tummy tuck(i know pretty lame, but after baby belly is not the same as it used to be). Lots of more things I would do with the money, obvisouly I have thought about this quit a bit.

5 places I would love to run away to:
Caymen Islands, Oregon Coast, Paris, Wales(manly my Grandad Ron's house, I love that place), Alaska.

5 TV Shows I like:
Greys Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, House, Journey Man, Lost.

5 things I hate doing:
Dishes-loading the dishwasher, Folding Laundry, Cleaning bathtubs, changing the sheets-it is such a pain to do by yourself,

5 biggest joys of the moment:
Damon and Olivia, I love being a wife and a mother. Olivia is so amazing I just love watching her mind work, I couldn't imagine my life without her. Getting oraganized, I know corny, but I just love feeling like I have order in my life. Knowing the Damon and I still can make eachother laught, we have only been married 2 and a half years, but sometimes it can get rough and it is nice we can still laugh at eachother. The Gospel it is such a blessing to know that my family is forever.

People to Tag: no pressure - only if you feel like it! Jenna, Anita, and Rachel.

Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy birthday dad, hope you have a great day and a fun time in Utah. We love you !
This is a video of my dad and Livi this time last year. I just love it.